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Are there any ways to overcome the juniper pollen allergy?

Are there any ways to overcome the juniper pollen allergy?

Yes: If you know you are juniper sensitive, you can be desensitized using allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots). For many people, this results in a permanent loss or reduction of sensitivity. Medications and avoidance also work, but symptoms will return after the medication is stopped. ...Read more

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Pollen (Definition)

Pollen is the equivalent of sperm for a plant. It is a genetically active product, seen on flowers usually, which the plants with the assistance of birds, bats and insects as well as the wind, uses to fertilize the egg of the plant to ensure a next generation. It also can be irritating, functioning as an allergen, leading to sneezing ...Read more


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Could it be real, that smoking makes me feel overcome pollen allergy symptoms for a while? It helps for a brief period.

Could it be real, that smoking makes me feel overcome pollen allergy symptoms for a while? It helps for a brief period.

Odd, but yes: Back in early medical history smoking (of specially compounded mixtures) was used as a treatment for asthma and nasal congestion. I don't know the mechamism, but it was successful for brief periods - enough to please patients. It's not good for the cells and tissue, but it can paradoxically reduce symptoms for awhile. Here's a bit of history: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2844275/ ...Read more

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How long can pollen allergy?

How long can pollen allergy?

Not sure of question: If you are asking how long someone can have pollen allergies - it can be years. That time can be shortened with treatment. If you are asking how long the pollen season lasts, that depends on your geography. Where you live, some plants can pollinate all year round. ...Read more

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How do you cope with a pollen allergy?

How do you cope with a pollen allergy?

Multiple ways: Avoid peak pollen times which are in the morning. Air conditioning can help. Low or non sedating antihistamines can help (such as loratadine, Cetirizine or fexophenadine). Prescription topical steroid or antihistamine nasal sprays are very effective. Specific allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots fda approved, sublingual immunotherapy is a promising but is not fda approved) can reduce the allergy. ...Read more

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Why are pollen allergy and general allergies on the increase?

Why are pollen allergy and general allergies on the increase?

Genetic & Environmen: Both genetic and environmental factors play a role. The chances of developing allergic disease is higher if one parent has an atopic condition, and higher if both parents are atopic. Then in the environment "cleanliness" propegates the immune system towards the allergic phenotype. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a bad pollen allergy?

How can I prevent a bad pollen allergy?

Avoid triggers: There are four steps to minimizing a bad allergic reaction to anything. First, educate yourself about the problems and treatments. Second, avoid the cause as much as possible. Third, use medications preventatively to reduce the immune reaction. Fourth, if available, consider allergen immunotherapy to also reduce the immune reaction. ...Read more

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If I have pollen allergy which fruit I can eat?

If I have pollen allergy which fruit I can eat?

Depends: There is a clinical syndrome called oral allergy syndrome in which some patients who have seasonal allergies can have symptoms, typically limited to the mouth area, to certain fresh fruits and vegetables. Not all allergy patients have these symptoms. Some of the classic associations are birch -apple and ragweed - melons. ...Read more

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Is having corn pollen allergy the same as a corn allergy?

Is having corn pollen allergy the same as a corn allergy?

Not exactly: They are both corn related and those with corn allergy may react to corn pollen with runny nose and or asthma. If the corn pollen allergy is moderate to severe, it is best to avoid corn. www.about.com has a good article on this subject. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pollen allergy?

How to get rid of pollen allergy?

Move- but: It is nearly impossible to get rid of pollen exposure unless you confine yourself to a room with purified area (HEPA or AC) . If the symptoms are severe, allergy shots would be a good solution by modifying your body's allergic response to them since living in a bubble is not the option most people choose. See allergist. ...Read more

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I have pollen allergy & expired claritins (loratadine) what happens if i take 2 tablets?

I have pollen allergy & expired claritins (loratadine) what happens if i take 2 tablets?

It is OK: The origional dose studies were up to 40mg/day. The most cost effective dose for adults was the 10mg. The medication like this does not suddenly go bad like out dated milk so you are probably ending up with more than 10mg anyway. ...Read more

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Dr. Duane Gels
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Pollen Allergy (Definition)

A common spring allergy that causes sensitive individuals to feel itchy or watery eyes, runny nose and congestion, an itch in the mouth or lip swelling. This sensitivity is a result of the body's reaction to certain airborne pollen from the tiny particles released from grasses, weeds and trees that hitch a ride on ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more